HOBBEMA — A second man has been charged after an Alberta Mountie’s leg was broken when he was hit by an ATV in a troubled aboriginal community south of Edmonton.
RCMP say the constable was responding to reports of shots being fired at a home on the Louis Bull reserve townsite near Hobbema.
Police say the officer had stepped out of his squad car to stop a man driving an all-terrain vehicle and allege the driver accelerated and struck him.
On Wednesday, Shawn Roasting, 21, turned himself in at the Hobbema detachment, and was to make a court appearance Thursday.
Shawn Roasting and his 29-year-old brother, Clinton Roasting, are both charged with discharging a firearm with intent to endanger life.
Clinton Roasting faces an additional charge of criminally negligent operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm.
The four reserves in the Hobbema area have been plagued with gang-related shootings and other violence in recent years.